News tagged with athlete

Still no 'justice for all' for female athletes

Spanish hurdler María José Martínez-Patiño, who in the 1980s endured harsh global media attention when she was subjected to unscientific gender tests, is co-author of a study that takes stock of current sexual verification ...

Aug 04, 2014
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You'll never see another teenage tennis champ – here's why

Lleyton Hewitt won the Brisbane International last weekend at the age of 32. Roger Federer and David Ferrer, two of the world's top ten players, are over 30. And 35-year-old crowd favourite Tommy Haas still maintains a world ranking of 12. ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Bagging a bargain: Shopping as sport

On your marks, get set, SHOP. Sport Shoppers are an intriguing, emerging breed of discerning and dedicated shoppers who even have their own app on which to display their "scores".

Dec 19, 2013
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Limo firm hacked; politician, celeb data breached

An Internet security firm says a limousine software company has been hacked, exposing credit card numbers and potentially embarrassing details about close to 1 million customers, including politicians, star athletes and corporate ...

Nov 04, 2013
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In baseball, bigger still better

Max Scherzer leads Major League Baseball in wins. As a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, he hasn't lost a game this season. His 6-foot, 3-inch frame is a telling example of constructal-law theory, said Duke ...

Jul 08, 2013
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Jason Collins and the role of identity

Last week, 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins announced in a first-person article in Sports Illustrated that he was gay—becoming the league's first openly gay player. Carole Bell is an assistant professor ...

May 10, 2013
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